Modernist influence on Architecture
After the Second World War, architectural modernism was adopted by many influential architects and architectural educational authorities as it was gaining popularity. Architectural Modernism continues as a dominant architectural style for institutional and corporate buildings into the 21st century.
The popularity of concrete building with angular contours had heightened during the mid 20th century. This style of architecture during the modernist movement became known as brutalism, a sub movement with modernism. Brutalist architecture became fortress and block like with a predominance to concrete construction.
This architecture was initially developed for Governmental buildings, low-rent housing and shopping centers for functionality and low costs.
Jatiyo Sangshad Bhaban
The house of the Parliament of Bangladesh, Dhaka
Eventually designers adopted the movement for other infrastructures such as universities.
The architectural movement developed functional infrastructures at low costs. This building style is still in use today for many major and minor structures.
This architectural style could be linked with the brutal views seen during World War 2.
Department of Health and Human Service
United States Governmental Building, Washington D.C.